Brian Mishara is Director of the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) and Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, in Montreal, Canada. His publications include seven books in English and five in French, and over 170 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters. He is the Principal Investigator for the evaluation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Roots of Hope comprehensive suicide prevention pilot programmes, and his current projects include determination of best suicide prevention practices using text messaging and chat, a community follow-up project to prevent repeated suicide attempts in Nunavut, ethical issues in Medical Assistance in Dying and the relationship between suicide and MAiD. He was a founder of Suicide Action Montreal, the Montreal suicide prevention centre, a past president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and Vice-Chairperson of the Trustees of the Befrienders Worldwide international helpline network. He consults and conducts suicide prevention training internationally.